Letter – Michael Blackett to Richard Crossman – 12 Sep 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Richard Crossman
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Rich: Crosman     Ditto  [Newcastle 12 September 1676]


I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 7th present And accordinge to yo[u]r Order thereby have bought you 12 Tonn of Pott[e]rs Oare [Note 1.] for £6:10S p[er] Tonn the Oare is all bigg p[iec]es noe dirt amongst itt I short without Expectation And I thinke pretty reasonable In price beinge to be delivered a board free of all Charges w[ha]t soever Soe my Comission and freight is all you are to pay above s[ai]d price of £6:10S:= But now Sir here is noe English Vessell att present bound for Ostend w[hi]ch made mee make In my bargaine that unlesse an oppertunity offered In 15/d [days] I should bee free If I pleased If an oppertunity offer itt shall bee Shipped and Consigned unto the Person you mention but if noe oppertunity offer In that time I desire to know p[er] first whether I should Release the bargaine or Stand to itt; And keepe the Oare In my handes untill an oppertunity offer yo[u]r Answer pray affoard p[er] first unto    MB
Potter's Ore - A premium product so-named because of its use in (green) lead glazes.

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